Richmond’s eco-group, TRY, hosts a talk called Weathering the Storm, at 7pm on Wednesday February 5th, in Richmond Town Hall.
The talk is free, and open to all. The speaker, Jon Clubb, is Climate Change Coordinator for Yorkshire, and a Director of Climate UK. He will propose ways not only to tackle the causes and effects of climate change, but also to find opportunities among the risks. Says Sheila Pearson of TRY, “In an ideal world, climate change wouldn’t be happening. But it is happening, and we need to consider how a small market town can adapt.”
The talk comes at the end of a successful year for TRY, during which the group won RDC’s Green Project of the Year award for its activities. These have included managing, restoring and replanting half a dozen public spaces around Richmond; hosting a Community Fair for 15 local organisations; distributing energy-saving gadgets; running wildlife surveys and workshops with schools and members of the public; and working with council officers and green bodies to spread environmental messages.
Jon Clubb's talk will be preceded by TRY’s AGM at 6pm, also open to the public; the group’s 2014 priorities will be considered, and there will be a display and refreshments provided by local green groups. There’s no need to book, and visitors are welcome to drop in at any point.